Senate Democrats Seem Upset That GOP Is Probing Obama Era Abuses

If you’ll remember, Democrats were calling to impeach Trump even before he took office, and formalized that process once he took the oath of office. They’ve wanted, and held, investigations into Trump firing public employees, most particularly appointees, who serve at the pleasure of the President. You name it, Democrats want to investigate it. And they spent years on their Russia Russia Russia investigation, and haven’t given up even after the Mueller report was a big nothingburger, considering yet another impeachment process. And then they had their Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine investigation, which was really a bad idea, because it exposed Joe Biden and potentially Obama, which led to more GOP investigations of Russiagate, which has now led to

Tensions flare over GOP’s Obama probes

Tensions are flaring in the Senate as Republicans prepare to ramp up their investigations into Obama-era officials.

Amid public and private pressure from President Trump, GOP senators are increasingly embracing calls to use their congressional power to investigate some of Trump’s biggest grievances stemming from the Obama administration, including the origins of the Russia investigation, the court established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and Hunter Biden.

Democrats argue Republicans are using their committee gavels to probe Trump’s political enemies, an effort they say is designed to hunt for political fodder against former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, while inadvertently spreading Russian misinformation.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) railed against Republicans, saying they were chasing a “wild conspiracy theory.”

“Senate Republicans are diving head-first into the muck to smear the family — the family — of the president’s political opponent. It is such a gross misuse of the power of the majority,” Schumer added.

Seems like Chuck isn’t a big fan of Democrats being investigated, especially when there is actual meat in the investigation, actual reality. He’s only good with Republicans being investigated in what turned out to be a witchhunt. Perhaps he knows something is not on the up and up with ObamaBidenGate?

Those frustrations are poised to come to a head as two committee chairmen — Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) — have vowed to hold votes on subpoenas as part of their investigations over the objections of Democrats.

Graham is asking for the Judiciary Committee to vote to give him broad subpoena authority to call dozens of officials to testify, either in depositions or hearings, as part of his investigation into the FISA court and “Crossfire Hurricane,” the name of the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling and the 2016 Trump campaign.

“We’re going to investigate the investigators, and try to find out how Crossfire Hurricane got off the rails,” Graham said.

That really should have happened years ago, but, it has been tough to get the necessary information from the utterly partisan DOJ and FBI, which have been infested with Obama supporters over his 8 years in office, people who put politics over their jobs.

The subpoena will be on the committee’s agenda Thursday, but the vote is expected to take place on June 4. Under a timeline outlined by Graham, he would release a report on his findings by October, saying he wants “to do it before the election.”

“I want to get all the information out there. … I’m trying to explain to the American people what happened with Crossfire Hurricane,” Graham said when asked if releasing a report in October would look like he was trying to influence the November election.

Ah, so that’s what Democrats do not like, that Graham will expose the malfeasance of the Obama administration when it came to Russia Russia Russia, and how Democrats followed along in the Big Lie.

Trump raised the investigations during a closed-door GOP lunch Tuesday, urging Republicans to be “tough” on Democrats, citing what he has called Obamagate.

Say what you will about Trump personally, Republican voters have been calling for the GOP to get tough with Democrats, and the media, for decades. Trump has gotten many squishy Republicans, including Graham and Mitch McConnell, to get tough and fight back.

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2 Responses to “Senate Democrats Seem Upset That GOP Is Probing Obama Era Abuses”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Yawn. So tRump2020 is recruiting the Senate and DOJ to work for his campaign.

    tRump will pull out all stops to win re-election. At first he thought he could float in on the “best economy in history”, but he screwed the pooch on that. And that passive “accomplishment” was his only “success”.

    So now he plans to use the entire Federal gov’t to attack President Obama and by extension VP Biden. Others will have to ponder why attacking America’s first black President appeals to tRump’s base.

    tRump has few available alternative strategies. Trash President Obama, trash VP Biden, trash VP Biden’s family. Pedophile! QAnon! Burisma! China! WHO! Dictator Governors! Joe Scarborough murderer! Voter fraud!

    America. Are you better off now than 4 years ago? LOL. > 100,000 dead from Covid, 20% unemployment, accelerating inequality, bread lines, massive debt, decimated state and local gov’ts, deteriorating health care system, plummeting global prestige, ceding America’s global leadership…

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      The daily dose of gloom and doom from the middle school mean girl.
      She’s never happy.
      Poor thing…


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